Welcome to Chemistry at Waterloo
We offer one of the most interdisciplinary and cutting-edge undergraduate, graduate and research chemistry programs in Canada. Our specializations in and beyond the classroom will prepare you for exciting professional careers in industry, business, government and academia.
Our award-winning faculty work in areas such as health, environmental sciences, new materials and nanotechnology. Their research improves our fundamental understanding of the world around us.
Whatever your level, whatever your interest, we invite you to explore what Waterloo Chemistry has to offer.
- Apr. 21, 2022
Congratulations to Professors Andrea Edginton, Anna Klinkova and Rebecca Rooney for being awarded the 2022 Faculty of Science Excellence in Science Research Awards!
- Apr. 20, 2022
We wish to acknowledge the outstanding efforts and achievements of the following Winter 2022 Undergraduate/Graduate TA Award winners. Through these challenging times the very positive attitude and teaching skills of these individuals has had considerable impact on enhancing the reputation of our undergraduate programs.
- Apr. 19, 2022
The Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student recognizes up to four students from across the University of Waterloo for excellence in teaching of all kinds (e.g., teaching assistant, laboratory demonstrator, sessional lecturer) by registered students.
This year, two of the four winners were from the Faculty of Science: Justin Shmordok, a PhD student in Chemistry, and Urja Nandivada, an undergraduate in Physics and Astronomy.
- May 20, 2022
"Photo-mediated Ipso-alkylation of Phenols"
Supervisor: D. Schipper
- May 24, 2022
"Enabling the Rapid Raman Spectroscopic Indentification of Microplastics using a Comprehensive Spectral Database and Machine Learning Techniques"
Supervisor: R. Smith
- June 1, 2022
"Physicochemical properties of fluorinated molecules in the gas phase"
Supervisor: S. Hopkins/T.B. McMahon